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PE School Sport & Sport Premium

Schools are tasked with ensuring the Sport Premium is used to fund improvements to the provision of Physical Education and Sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils so that they develop healthy lifestyles. Specifically, the premium should be used:

• to develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
• make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

For example, schools CAN use their funding to:

• hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
• provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
• introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
• support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
• run sport competitions
• increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
• run sports activities with other schools

You SHOULD NOT use your funding to:

• employ coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements – these should come out of your core staffing budgets
• teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum – including those specified for swimming (or, in the case of academies and free schools, to teach your existing PE curriculum).

If your school receives PE (physical education) and sport premium funding, you must publish:
• how much funding you received
• a full breakdown of how you’ve spent the funding or will spend the funding
• the effect of the premium on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment
• how you’ll make sure these improvements are sustainable

Physical Education and sport can contribute to overall whole school improvement priorities and outcomes as well as the attitude, behaviour and achievement of pupils.  It is important to consider options for maximising and sustaining the impact of this funding and the following pages offer information about some of the local and national partners and their offers.  Prior to allocating any of your funding it is important to carry out the following:

• An audit the needs of the school, staff, children and young people based on the offer
• Select appropriate strategies to address the needs
• Ensure the improvement impacts on young people supported by evidence for the Ofsted monitoring process.

Our Primary School Offer

Living Sport are working with Ian Roberts, Cambridgeshire County Council’s Advisor for Physical Education, to offer support and guidance to Primary Schools around the Primary Sports Premium funding. This support is part of the Government’s drive to ensure that the Sport Premium is used as effectively as possible in all schools.

We are offering schools, who feel they need support, a free review of your PE and sport provision with an experienced advisor. They will work with the Head Teacher and subject leader to help assess the existing PE and Sport delivery and then offer advice about what the school might choose to plan to do, sharing all the good quality agency support that is available from both local and national partners. They can then arrange a follow up meeting to review your plans if this is required.

The aim of this work is to ensure:
• Clear independent advice is given schools due to the wide range of offers available
• That the maximum impact is gained by schools from Primary Sports Premium funding
• That schools are ready for inspections by Ofsted who will be monitoring the impact of the Primary Sports Premium funding

For more information about this service please contact Claire Thorby o 01487 849923 or claire.thorby@livingsport.co.uk

Partner Contacts:

In Cambridgeshire and Peterborough there are 5 School Sports Partnerships (SSP’s) each offering membership packages with varying levels of support. For more information please contact:

Cambridge School Sports Partnership
Partnership Manager: Cath Heron, cath.heron@btinternet.com
Partnership Administrator: Lisa Woolfe, csspadmin@netherhall.cambs.sch.uk
Telephone: 01223 242931 ext. 267
Website: www.cambridgessp.com

Hunts School Sport Partnership
Partnership Manager: Sue Ager, sa@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk
Administrator: Helen Churchman, Huntsssp@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk
Telephone: 01480 375700 Ext 5707
Website: www.huntsssp.org

Peterborough School Sport Partnership
Partnership Manager: Andy Philips, APhillips@stangroundacademy.org
Telephone: 01733 821430 Ext 5795

South Cambridgeshire School Sport Partnership
Partnership Manager: Claire McDonnell, cmcdonnell@combertonvc.org
Administrator: Vicky Jonas, sspadmin@combertonvc.org
Telephone: 01223 265470 Ext 225
Website: www.scssp.co.uk

Witchford School Sport Partnership
Partnership Manager: Di Baker, DBaker@improveit.ltd
Administrator: Claire Murfitt, CMurfitt@improveit.ltd
Telephone: 01354 692491
Website: http://www.improveit.education/

Cambridgeshire County Council
Cambridgeshire County Council provides:
• High quality continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities
• Organises courses covering the national curriculum, leadership and management, teaching and learning
• Specialist health and safety advice for PE and Science
PE Advisor: Ian Roberts, Ian.Roberts@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
Website: http://www.learntogetherPE

Youth Sport Trust
The Youth Sport Trust is an independent charity devoted to creating a brighter future for all young people. They believe every child has a right to be physically active through quality PE and school sport. There is an overwhelming amount of evidence that demonstrates how PE and school sport has the power to develop young people’s potential, helping them to be healthy and happy, succeed in life and contribute to society.They offer a wide range of resources, programmes, CPD and networking opportunities to both our member and non-member primary schools to help all schools provide the very best start to physical literacy, preparing children for secondary school.
Website: www.youthsporttrust.org.

Association for Physical Education
The Association for Physical Education (AfPE) is the only physical education subject association in the UK. Their purpose is to promote and maintain high standards and safe practice in all aspects and at all levels of physical education, influencing developments in physical education at national and local levels.
Website: www.afpe.org.uk

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